Golduck is a Water type Pokemon introduced in Generation I. It evolves from Psyduck starting at level 33. Take a look below for 25 fun and interesting facts about Golduck.
1. Golduck is a blue, bipedal, duck like Pokemon.
2. It has red eyes, a cream-colored beak, a red gem in the center of its forehead, and four spikes on the back of its head.
3. Its hands and feet all have three clawed digits with cream-colored webbing in-between.
4. Its body is especially adapted to have a hydrodynamic shape, and it has a long tail that it uses as a rudder to steer.
5. Golduck is sometimes mistaken for the Japanese monster, and physical inspiration for Golduck, the Kappa due to its bluish color, general body shape, and webbed hands and feet.
6. Golduck is a fast swimmer, out-swimming even the most athletic of humans because of its webbed appendages.
7. Even rough seas do not hamper this Pokémon’s swimming abilities, and it will sometimes rescue people from shipwrecks.
8. The gem on its forehead glows when it uses its psychic powers, and occasionally when it swims at full speed.
9. In the past, this Pokémon was over-hunted due to the belief that the gem granted people supernatural powers.
10. As seen in the manga, Golduck has the ability to give knowledge to its Trainer and fellow Pokémon through telepathy.
11. Golduck can typically be seen swimming in lakes, where it hunts fish.
12. The prey is disabled, captured, and then brought to shore for consumption.
13. Golduck, along with Psyduck, has appeared in every regional Pokédex. This is due to the Unova Pokédex’s expansion in Black 2 and White 2.
14. Golduck’s appearance has aspects of a duck, a platypus, and a kappa.
15. Golduck may be a combination of gold and duck.
16. While Golduck itself is not colored gold, gold is often used in the Pokémon canon to symbolize the Psychic type: the Gold Gummi is the Gummi variety loved by Psychic-type Pokémon, and the Marsh Badge’s Japanese name is “Gold Badge”.
17. Golduck debuted in Mewtwo Strikes Back, under the ownership of Fergus. It was one of the Pokémon that were captured and cloned by Mewtwo. The Golduck clone reappeared in Mewtwo Returns.
18. Golduck made its main series debut in Bye Bye Psyduck. Misty thought that her Psyduck had evolved, but it turned out that the Golduck was just a wild Pokémon that happened to act like Brock because of the Golduck’s ‘showing-off’ attitude towards girls.
19. A Golduck appeared in Love, Totodile Style, under the ownership of Trixie. It is among the Pokémon she uses in her circus. It was also the boyfriend of an Azumarill that Ash’s Totodile fell in love with.
20. A Golduck appeared in The Perfect Match, under the ownership of Trinity. It was used in Trinity’s battle against a Pokémon Trainer and his Feraligatr during the finals of the Whirl Cup. After dealing with an attack by Team Rocket, Golduck was shown being defeated.
21. A Golduck appeared in Shocks and Bonds, under the ownership of Katie. She used it in her battle against Ash; it defeated Torkoal after her Venomoth disabled Torkoal’s Iron Defense attack. In the following episode, Katie’s Golduck was defeated by Corphish, despite being under confusion.
22. A Golduck appeared in Like It or Lup It!, where it led a group consisting of a Poliwag, Wooper, and Quagsire, whose Berries were stolen.
23. A Golduck appeared in The Power of Us, where Callahan caught in a special blue Poké Ball for the Pokémon Catch Race, while saving a Sudowoodo from Duck Pokémon.
24. A Golduck appeared in Pikachu’s Vacation as one of the Pokémon seen at the Pokémon Theme Park.
25. Multiple Golduck appeared in The Power of One.